Monday, July 27, 2015

Some light summer beach reading: a list of resources

I wanted to put together a list of some of the books I've been reading to help me through my process. I've literally read about a book every two days for the last few weeks, and many of them have been crucial in keeping me strong and helping me to move forward with my brain instead of my heart, which unfortunately, I now believe is crucial.

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family, Eleanor D. Payson, M.S.W. 

Narcissistic Lovers: How to Cope, recover, and move on, Cynthia Zayn and Kevin Dibble

Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved (A little primer on Narcissism and Self-Care), Meredith Resnick

Boundaries: Loving again after a pathological relationship, AB Admin

Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery, Meredith Resnick 

Narcissist: Enter the Mind of a Narcissist, Clarence T. Rivers **I found this to be the least helpful, and actually somewhat inaccurate, but the chapter on sex with a somatic Narcissist was dead on, at least in my case, so I recommend it for that chapter, only. 

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond, Patricia Evans

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, Lundy Bancroft. 

Women Who Love Too Much: When you keep hoping he'll change, Robin Norwood

Should I Stay or Should I Go? A guide to knowing if your relationship can--and should--be saved, Lundy Bancroft and Jac Patrissi

...and too many articles on the internet, especially the Psychology Today website, to count!

Also, I've had the guidance of two therapists, which I can't recommend highly enough to anyone who may find themselves in a similar position.

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